How to Snatch an Expiring Domain

Excellent article on the process involved (and high blood pressure :lol:) in snapping up an expired domain:

How to Snatch an Expiring Domain

I recently found myself in the position of wanting to register a domain which was owned by someone else. The domain was set to expire in a week, and I figured there was a decent chance that the person who owned it wouldn’t be renewing it. Upon consulting the WhoIs registry on the current owner, I discovered the guy was a bit of a domain shark and didn’t seem to be around anymore.

So I placed a backorder through GoDaddy for $18.95 thinking that was all I needed to do. During the week that followed, I learned a lot about the domain expiration process. Two and a half months and $369 later, I am the proud owner of a shiny new domain. A really really good one.

This article will explain the domain expiration process and what you need to do in order to use it to your advantage.

So that explains my one sad, pathetic experience at trying to grab an expired domain. I tried to get it myself!!! 😉

This really is a nice read and a great reference. Nice job on the article Mike!

Now I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t take note of who pointed me to this article (was it a forum post, another blog, ??), but when I find it – I’ll edit in the source.


I've been trying to find my way online for more years than I care to admit.